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Marlborough's Tim and Jonelle Price achieve third and fourth places at the first Burghley Horse Trials for three years


Marlborough based eventing power couple Tim and Jonelle Price have finished Burghley International Horse Trials in third and fourth place. Tim and his ride Vitali took the prize from HRH Princess Anne at the event.

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Bad news for Barbury - Point-To-Points to cease


Point to point races are to cease at Barbury. The estate owners blame inflationary pressures:  “We are saddened to announce on behalf the Barbury Castle Estate that a difficult decision has been taken to cease Point-to-Point racing at the estate this season and into the foreseeable future,”  said a Barbury Castle Estate...

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Ladies Day at Newbury Races this weekend (14th) - and the first female commentator ever to call a race will…


Dani Jackson is to commentate on the very first race of the day, a charity race in celebration Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee to raise funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund.   Racegoers will also have the chance to hear from some leading sporting figures before the live action starts with their Panel...

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Jane Holderness-Roddam talks to Niki Hinman


As the dressage phase finished at Badminton,  two time Badminton and one time Burghley winner Jane Holderness-Roddam CBE spoke to Niki Hinman about the ‘bette noir’ that is dressage, the value of smiling down the centre line, and reflects on the change in cross country courses since her day.   West Kington based...

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Ice cream, truck driving - and British Team ambitions


David Doel is going to his first Badminton with a plan.   He wants to make the British team. His CV says it all, and this charmingly modest, mild-mannered farmer’s son sees Badminton as the next logical step in his hopes for team glory with the GB equestrian team.

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Doughnuts and Olympic dreams for Falco and Tim Price


Falco is fast becoming a super star, and tipped for the Olympic team in Paris.   He’s now the number one ride of Marlborough-based New Zealand event rider Tim Price.The 13-year old pocket rocket (he’s a ‘nuggety’ 16hh) certainly has diva-like tendencies to suit the big stage.

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Easter Weekend of Family Fun at Newbury Racecourse


Celebrate your Easter weekend with a trip to the races at your favourite Berkshire track, as the flat season starts with the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April and what an Easter treat for the family it will be.

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Tedworth Hunt Point to Point at Barbury - This Sunday, 10 April


Tedworth Hunt Point to Point is back at Barbury this weekend. First race is the 13:15 Admission is £15 per person on the day, under 16s go free. Racing staff who produce a valid stable pass will get a discounted entrance fee, paying £10.

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Tedworth Hunt Point to Point at Barbury

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Tedworth Hunt Point to Point is back at Barbury this weekend. Somerset trainer Sam Loxton is hoping the ground will be suitable to let Virak take his chance in the JM Finn Tedworth Gold Cup Mixed Open at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury Racecourse on Sunday.

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Andy Turnell, an ‘extraordinary trainer’ and great jump jockey dies at the age of 73


Broad Hinton based trainer Andy Turnell has died age 73. Andy was the most stylish jump jockey of his generation and a key player from the golden era of 1970s hurdlers thanks to his association with Birds Nest.

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Father and son join forces at Beckhampton Stables - Training Partnership announced between Roger and Harry Charlton

Roger Charlton at BeckhamptonRoger Charlton at BeckhamptonAfter 31 years in charge at Beckhampton, Roger Charlton has announced he will be sharing the reins with son Harry.
It will make Harry the eighth trainer since 1835.

Roger Charlton has been in charge at Beckhampton since 1990, having taken over from Jeremy Tree and started with instant success with winning the English and French Derby that year.

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Trainer Jonjo ONeil is hoping that Cloth Cap can bag another victory in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on November 27

   Trainer Jonjo O’Neill ‘would love to pull it off again’ with chaser who will represent the late owner Trevor Hemmings in the Newbury showpiece Trainer Jonjo O’Neill ‘would love to pull it off again’ with chaser who will represent the late owner Trevor Hemmings in the Newbury showpieceCloth Cap is on target to attempt to claim back-to-back victories after he headed a list of 42 entries for the historic prize.
His trainer Jonjo O’Neill said, “We would love to pull it off again,” and deliver a poignant success for the family of the late Trevor Hemmings, the Ladbrokes Trophy’s winning-most owner who passed away earlier this month.

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We visit Neil King's Barbury yard and meet up with new Assistant Trainer, Hetta Stevens


Hetta King new Assistant Trainer with Neil King at BarburyHetta King new Assistant Trainer with Neil King at Barbury

Hetta Stevens is the new assistant trainer with Neil King at Barbury. The Wroughton trainer is also aiming to build on success with jockey Bryony Frost over the Winter. Bryony showed up at Neil’s Ridgeway Racing yard at Upper Hersdwick Farm on the Marlborough Downs on Sunday.

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Point to Point Season opens at Larkhill on Saturday 22 Jan

Larkhill Point to Ppint  -   Pic John EcclesLarkhill Point to Ppint - Pic John EcclesThe Point to Point season is upon us, with action on Saturday, January 22 at Larkhill Racecourse.

The Royal Artillery hold their annual Point to Point at Larkhill and this is the fourth meeting at the popular Wiltshire course this season with an entry of 82 horses for the seven races.

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Charity pilot to introduce former racehorse Ouzbeck to Marlborough Care Home Residents

Ouzbeck at Coombe End CourtOuzbeck at Coombe End CourtRacing charities Greatwood and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) are working with the Racing Together team to deliver a pilot programme at OSJCT Coombe End Court care home in Marlborough. 

Greatwood - based on the outskirts of Marlborough- was the first charity to use former racehorses to educate children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

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